The Department of Health has published the Traditional Health Practitioners Regulations in line with the Traditional Health Practitioners Act. The deadline for written comments is 2 February 2016.
The draft regulations stipulate that anyone who wishes to register as a traditional healer must submit an application form to the department as well as fees. Anyone wishing to be a diviner, herbalist, traditional birth attendant or circumciser must undergo training at a accredited institution with a traditional tutor.
Diviners, herbalists and traditional birth attendants must undergo a 12-month training course. Those wishing to become a traditional surgeon or circumciser must undergo at least five years of training, including two years of supervised work.
Written comments on the draft can be addressed to:
Attention – Director: Traditional Medicine, Health
Private Bag X828
Or emailed to mbedzf(at)health.gov.za
The deadline for comment is 2 February 2016
Download the 12-page draft regulations: Draft Regulations on Traditional Health Practioners